Stylus Publishing, LLC

Founded in 1996, Stylus’ publishing focuses on higher education, covering such areas as teaching and learning, student affairs, professional development, service learning and community engagement, study abroad, assessment, online learning, racial diversity on campus, women’s issues, doctoral education, and leadership and administration. Stylus is the official distributor of the book programs of ACPA, Campus Compact, and the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

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22nd July 2018 Events
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The lead editors and contributors of Difficult Subjects will be holding a Twitter Town Hall event next Wednesday, August 1st, at 2pm ET/11am PT.

Participating authors are:
Badia Ahad-Legard...
14th June 2018 News
From University Business Magazine, how one institution made the shift to helping underserved students reach their academic goals, featuring Governors State University President and author of ...
10th April 2018 News
Ruben was recently named Inaugural Winner of Baldrige Foundation Award for Leadership Excellence, for his development of the Excellence in Higher Education assessment and planning framework. Named after U.S. secretary of commerce Malcolm Baldrige, the ...
7th January 2018 News
Stylus author Dr. Elaine Maimon was published in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Her article, A Checklist for Transformative Leaders...
26th November 2017 News
22nd February 2017 News
The Chronicle of Education's Lee Gardner interviews Z Nicolazzo...

Featured Reviews


Experiences, Reflections and Advice From a Former "Number Two" on Campus

"When Provost arrived in the mail for my
review, I first noticed its bulk. Opening the
book to the table of contents, I found 65
chapters in 12 parts for a total of 402 pages.
To my surprise and pleasure, Nielsen is an
engaging and superb writer. More valuable
than any of the conferences I have attended, I
felt I had found a mentor. Reading this book
was like visiting with Larry Nielsen over a cup
of coffee, laughing about shared experiences
as provost, and gleaning wisdom from a smart
and successful former 'Number Two'.”

Building the Field of Higher Education Engagement

Foundational Ideas and Future Directions

"Grounded in principles of mutuality, diversity and inclusion, integrity, and purpose, this book is a must-read for campus leaders. With an all-star group of scholars, this book synthesizes wisdom to inform our engagement with society. Colleges and universities cannot meet their missions of developing critical thinking, leadership, and moral citizens without this type of engagement in our communities."

Adrianna Kezar, Dean's Professor of Leadership, University of Southern California; Codirector, Pullias Center; and Director, Delphi Project

“This book offers a powerful rationale and supportive evidence for using project-based learning in the first year rather than in the traditional place as a capstone project, where students demonstrate their mastery of knowledge and skills developed earlier. Projects in the first year can offer a richer early college experience and the development of important professional skills like communication, persistence, and emotional intelligence. They also can lead to early opportunities for internships and more professional-level summer work, motivation for subsequent coursework, and the building of confidence and academic community through deep relationships with faculty and peers. I really like that each chapter ends with “Try this!” prompts, which guides readers to the next steps needed for the adoption of particular tools and approaches in their own classroom, program, or university.”

Ken Bain, President

"Debunking the Myth of Job Fit in Higher Education and Student Affairs unapologetically critiques the myth of the importance of 'Job Fit' in higher education and student affairs, offering a clear, honest, and challenging picture of the biases faced by minoritized professionals during the job search process and once they are employed at Predominantly White Institutions. The authors of this book comprehensively address the various excuses that colleges and universities claim have kept them from achieving the inclusivity and equity advocated in their mission statements. Simultaneously, the authors offer specific, cutting edge – yet doable – recommendations for creating environments that enable minoritized individuals to be their authentic selves, thrive, and succeed in welcoming higher education settings."

Nancy J. Evans, Professor Emerita, Student Affairs Program, School of Education